Overview

Brief Summary

Biology

Type of larval development: planktotrophic, inferred from multispiral protoconch.
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Distribution

Eastern Atlantic, in the Ibero-Moroccan area, uncommon in 20-100 m; Josephine and Ampère seamounts, rare in 200-280 m; Mediterranean Sea.
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Diagnosis

Shell up to 20 mm, with a low spire and ample body whorl usually irregularly developed according to the underlying substrate. Protoconch with 4-4 1/2 whorls, with two granulose cords at the periphery, the subsutural area smooth and shiny. Teleoconch with strong squamose spiral cords, typically alternating one stronger cord with several lesser ones, but the cords tend to become even on the last whorl of large specimens; with interspaces deeply incised and narrower than the cords. Axial folds more conspicuous on the spire, attenuated on the body whorl. Aperture broad, somewhat irregular according th the substrate. Colour dirty white, interior of the aperture with brownish or purplish hue.
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Ecology

Habitat

Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 37.5 - 40
  Temperature range (°C): 17.258 - 18.050
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.033 - 1.331
  Salinity (PPS): 36.285 - 36.318
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.477 - 5.527
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.106 - 0.123
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.940 - 1.158

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 37.5 - 40

Temperature range (°C): 17.258 - 18.050

Nitrate (umol/L): 1.033 - 1.331

Salinity (PPS): 36.285 - 36.318

Oxygen (ml/l): 5.477 - 5.527

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.106 - 0.123

Silicate (umol/l): 0.940 - 1.158
 
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